What is an air filter? The cabin air filter stops airborne contaminants from being circulated into the vehicles passenger area and helps to minimize additional wear and tear on the heating and A/C system. The Take 5 Oil Change located at 1009 Talbot St. can help replace your air filter during your next visit.
The cabin air filter is the filter responsible for filtering the air that is fed into the vehicle's heating and air conditioning systems. The filter traps dust, pollen, and other foreign particles, preventing them from entering the vehicle and polluting the cabin.
The filter itself is a cellulose or paper based unit that comes in various sizes and is specific to the make and model of the vehicle itself.
While a soiled cabin air filter can affect the AC system, a dirty engine air filter can cause engine performance problems. Replacing an old engine air filter can go a long way towards increasing the vehicle's efficiency. In fact, changing a dirty engine filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.
Cabin filters are visually inspected and, like engine air filters, should be changed when dirty or every 24,000 Kms.